Greyhound Racing Ireland launches new Code of Practice

Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) / Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) today (Tuesday, 16 November 2021) launched a new Code of Practice that applies to any person who keeps, breeds, rears, trains, races, trades or transports a greyhound in Ireland.   The Code is the latest in a series of GRI care and welfare initiatives being progressed, […]

Minister Ryan announces €60 million for community climate action projects across Ireland and the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action from COP26

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has announced €60 million in funding from the Climate Action Fund for community climate action projects, and a new long-term structure to support public engagement on climate action.   The Minister made the announcement from COP26 in Glasgow at an online event, which gathered people from all over […]

Letter to ed: There is no compensation for victims of climate disasters

Sir,  COP26 – too little too late.  30 years ago global warming was front-page news so why has it taken our leaders this long to address these problems? Since the Paris agreement in 2015, we have seen rising emissions, rising temperatures as well as rising fossil fuel production – and it’s the vulnerable who suffer […]

RNLI fundraising volunteer Laura Clarke receives an Excellence in Volunteering Award

Laura Clarke, RNLI fundraising volunteer was presented with an Excellence in Volunteering Award by Jennifer Grey, RNLI Community Manager. On Thursday morning, 9 November, Laura Clarke, RNLI fundraising volunteer, was presented with an Excellence in Volunteering Award by Jennifer Grey, RNLI Community Manager. Laura was presented with her award at the annual Christmas card and […]

Remote Work shifts Housing Demand and Pricing

RE/MAX Q3 Residential Report charts Regional Price Hikes Anecdotal evidence that Covid lockdowns and working from home has changed housing demand and residential property values in city suburbs and rural towns is borne out by Q3 figures from RE/MAX Ireland this week. The independent real estate group published its latest average list prices for the […]

Two-thirds of drivers do not plan to buy another standard petrol or diesel car, but most will choose a hybrid rather than an electric car – AA Ireland

The majority of drivers (65%) say they won’t buy a traditional petrol/diesel car again More than 2 in 5 current petrol/diesel owners plan to buy a hybrid next Current EV owners overwhelmingly plan to stay with EVs, and owning a hybrid car makes a driver more than twice as likely to pick an EV next […]

New company bringing the birds and the bees to households nationwide

A new Irish company aims to raise happiness levels by introducing the birds and the bees to households across Ireland. Studies have shown that using bird feeders and growing wildflowers increases people’s connection to nature, leading to feelings of wellness. Using their combination of bird and wildflower expertise, Connecting To Nature will enable people to […]

72% of Irish people think that climate change has an impact on their everyday lives (five points higher than last year)

The first part of the 2021-2022 EIB Climate Survey explores people’s views on climate change in a rapidly changing world. The results from this release focus on citizens’ perceptions of climate change and the actions they expect their country to take to combat it.  75% of Irish people think that climate change and its consequences […]

This Halloween Clean Coasts and Irish Water remind people to never flush wet wipes down the toilet as they might come back to haunt you!

The Think Before You Flush Campaign, operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water, is urging people to stop flushing wipes down the toilet. In doing so, everyone will help combat frightening fatbergs, wastewater blockages and scary sewage related litter on our beaches this Halloween. Afterall, there is nothing spookier than waste that comes […]

Lough Derg RNLI assist 5 people on a 48ft cruiser in difficulty in severe weather conditions on Lough Derg

On Tuesday night, 26 October, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist 5 people on a 48ft cruiser at anchor just off red marker 1168 which identifies the Benjamin Rocks, on the County Clare shore.   At 11.10pm the lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Ger Egan, crew Steve Smyth, […]

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